Southern Cross group leadership team

Southern Cross businesses are united by a common brand, a not-for-profit philosophy and the goal of achieving better value healthcare for New Zealanders. Strategic leadership of the organisation is provided by the Chief Executive Officers.

Nick Astwick: CEO - Southern Cross Medical Care Society

Nick joined the Society in 2017 on the back of a successful career with Kiwibank, where he was Chief Operating Officer for a number of years. Nick has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in various leadership and governance roles across retail and investment banking organisations. In addition to his CEO role, Nick is also a Director on a number of Southern Cross subsidiary Boards and, outside Southern Cross, is Chair of Leadership New Zealand.

Terry Moore: CEO - Southern Cross Health Trust

Terry was appointed to the role of Trust CEO in mid-2014. He is also CEO of the Trust’s largest subsidiary – Southern Cross Hospitals. Terry joined Southern Cross in 1998 and has held several senior positions in the organisation including Chief Financial Officer. Terry is a past President and current executive member of the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA). He also sits on the boards of a number of Southern Cross Hospitals' joint ventures.

Jo McCauley: CEO - Southern Cross Benefits Limited

Jo McCauley was appointed CEO of Southern Cross Benefits in 2020. Southern Cross Benefits trades as Southern Cross Travel Insurance, and is one of New Zealand's leading travel insurers. With over two decades of experience in financial services, customer and proposition roles, Jo has led marketing, sales and product teams in both the UK and NZ to deliver outstanding growth. Jo’s career has focused on supporting brands operating in an online, direct to consumer and retail financial services environment.

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